The 2023, summer racing season ended for the Robson Ranch RC Club on Sept. 7. It proved to be another big success, despite the extraordinary heat wave we had to muscle through. Though many of our members fly north for the season, those who stick around to compete each Tuesday and Thursday morning still enjoy the camaraderie and competition.
Much of the credit for this success goes to Darrin Ziegler, who filled the demanding role of race director during the season. Darrin kept everything running smoothly, including our computerized timing and scoring system. He was assisted along the way by Dave Doughty and Bill Christofferson. Our dirt track surfaces, which often took a beating due to weather, were well maintained by Dave Renauld. Jerry Lundberg provided our weekly reports.
Excluding practice days, our racers recorded a total of 34,240 laps for points on our oval track, which equates to 1,620 miles. On our road course track, we ran 17,791 laps for points, totaling 1,205 miles. In all, the club raced for roughly 2,825 miles—like driving a roundtrip from here to Spokane, Wash.!
The club’s winter racing season will begin on Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. and will continue each Tuesday and Thursday. The club currently has a combined total of 96 aviators and racers. New members and spectators are always welcome, and our facilities are located right here at Robson Ranch.
For additional information, visit the club website at www.sites.google.com/view/rrrc.
2023 Summer Season Championship Points (Top three by Division)
Tom Rosen, 2,640
Dave Renauld, 2,084
Tony Ugalde, 1,953
Bill Christofferson, 2,535
Bob Kehoe, 2,520
Andrew Sauter, 2,005
John Wray, 2,520
Gary Beack, 2,348
Darrin Ziegler, 2,273
Tom Rosen, 1,236
Bill Christofferson, 1,117
Dave Renauld, 1,033
John Wray, 1,294
Darrin Ziegler, 1,219
Tom Rosen, 1,170
Some Season Statistics
* We completed 169 heats in 676 minutes, or 11 hours and 16 minutes.
* We completed 159 mains in 795 minutes, or 13 hours and 15 minutes.
* We had only one rainout.
* We had one perfect champion: Tom Rosen in the Intermediate Division recorded a perfect 110 points (heat and main wins) in all of his 24 races!